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Restaurant Week | Dine in Lake Geneva for a Great Cause

Lake Geneva, WI (April 24, 2017) – Lake Geneva Restaurant Week is back to help you kick off your summer with ten days of delicious dining.  This year’s foodie-favorite event, held June 2 – 11, offers the opportunity to get together with family and friends to dine out and indulge.  Diners are guaranteed their appetites will be whet and cravings will be met with participating restaurants serving special prix-fixe meals for breakfast at $8, two-course meals for $10 at lunch and three-course meals for $25 or $35 at dinner. With twenty-five participating restaurants, there will be plenty of options for food and libations to combine with a long list of indoor and outdoor activities and events held during Restaurant Week.

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Follow these tips to get the most out of Lake Geneva Restaurant Week:

Spice it Up

More than two dozen restaurants throughout the Lake Geneva area are participating in Lake Geneva Restaurant Week. So celebrate the areas talented chefs and try something new. Chefs will be offering popular menu items as well as creating new culinary delights to enjoy. Between meals, participate in some of the events offered during Restaurant Week including oil and balsamic tastings, cooking classes, escape room mysteries, zip line and dine, golf, live music, and more.

Share the Experience

The only thing that makes a delicious meal better is sharing it with the special people in your life. Lake Geneva Restaurant Week is the perfect time to connect with old and new friends and family.

Pick Your View

From restaurants set in luxury resorts to those overlooking the lake to those in the walkable downtown area and everything in between, the choice is yours when it comes to view and ambiance. Check the detailed list of participating restaurants and their menus for a variety of fine dining, family friendly, bistros, and pub and grill options.

Plan Ahead

Reservations are highly encouraged as this event attracts thousands of residents and visitors. Some restaurants will take reservations by phone, website and OpenTable, whereas others do not take advance reservations. Details are available in the restaurant profiles on the Restaurant Week website.

Stay for a Night or Two

Several area resorts and hotels are offering special packages that include savings or extra amenities during your Restaurant Week stay. This is a reason for a long weekend or arrive mid-week for less competition for your restaurant reservations.

Support Your Favorite Cause

Lake Geneva Restaurant Week features a unique charitable aspect to the dining experience, the Charity Check, which allows you to vote for a participating charity to receive a $5,000 donation. So at the end of each meal, cast your ballot to support your favorite cause. Sponsored by Lake Geneva Country Meats, this year’s non-profit organizations are Black Point Estate & Gardens, Lakeland Animal Shelter, Lake Geneva Youth Camp, Never Say Never, Side by Side, and United Way of Walworth County.

For more information on the delicious Lake Geneva Restaurant Week or help planning your getaway, call (800) 345-1020 or go to www.visitlakegeneva.com.

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About Lake Geneva

Situated on the shores of Geneva Lake in southeast Wisconsin, the Lake Geneva area is a four-season recreation, resort and meeting destination easily accessed from Chicago and Milwaukee. Steeped in rich history, the area is known for its beautiful estates built by Chicago notables after the Great Chicago Fire. Many of these early mansions, and newer modern homes, can be viewed by walking along the areas one-of-a-kind, 21-mile Geneva Lake Shore Path.

Those who escape to the Lake Geneva area find pristine surroundings in every season and a wealth of leisure activities including three season golfing, on the water options, spas, boutique shopping, events and entertainment. From luxury resorts to quaint bed and breakfasts and plenty of dining choices, there are options to fit the needs of every type of visitor. Plan your visit by calling (800) 345-1020, visiting www.VisitLakeGeneva.com or by downloading the VISIT Lake Geneva app.

About VISIT Lake Geneva

The official Chamber of Commerce and destination marketing organization for the Lake Geneva area, VISIT Lake Geneva promotes the economic development of the area by increasing visits from tourists and business travelers, which generates overnight lodging and increases customer traffic for restaurants, retail, attractions and events. VISIT Lake Geneva provides meeting and event support and increases the visibility of the area via VISITLakeGeneva.com and the Official Lake Geneva Visitors Magazine. A non-profit, VISIT Lake Geneva is funded through a combination of room tax, partnership dues, grants, sponsorship and advertising co-ops.

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Keefe Real Estate is a proud sponsor of Lake Geneva Restaurant Week.

Music by the Lake | 2017 Schedule

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WILLIAMS BAY, Wis. — Outdoor summer entertainment venue Music by the Lake, presented by George Williams College of Aurora University, announces its 17th annual season presenting artist debuts and a range of musical genres and shows, including orchestral music, contemporary and nostalgic pop/rock, country and jazz. The summer series, which includes weekend events from June 25 through August 13, features events for all generations to enjoy.

Tickets for all events are on sale! Patrons can purchase their tickets at musicbythelake.com or by contacting the Music by the Lake ticket office at 262-245-8501. Music by the Lake does not charge a service fee on ticket orders.

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TEXAS-BASED MUSICIAN LYLE LOVETT FUSES MUSICAL STYLES

Singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band will perform on the pavilion stage at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5. Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums over three decades. With his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician blends elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Whether touring as a “Duo,” with his “Acoustic Group” or with “The Large Band,” Lovett’s live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. The winner of four Grammy Awards, Lovett also received the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award and was named Texas State Musician. His works, rich and eclectic, are some of the most beloved of any artist working today.

THE SOUNDS OF CLASSIC ROCK FILL THE PAVILION WITH AMERICA

Classic rock band America, who continues to thrill audiences with timeless sounds on cornerstone hits, takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 8. With the release of the band’s signature 1971 hit “Horse with No Name,” the group catapulted to the top of the international charts. America recorded six gold and platinum records, and produced a string of unforgettable tunes that still grace the airwaves, among them “Ventura Highway,” “Tin Man” and “Sister Golden Hair,” as well as 1982’s pop toe-tapper “You Can do Magic.” From its earliest years, America has transcended borders with its uplifting music and positive message. Embracing a rainbow of divergent cultures, the band’s audiences continue to grow, comprising a loyal legion of first-, second- and third- generation fans, all bearing testament to the group’s enduring appeal.

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PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND BRING THE ECHOS OF NEW ORLEANS

At 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, Preservation Hall Jazz Band transports the art form of New Orleans-style jazz to Music by the Lake. Since 1961, the group has been promoting traditional New Orleans jazz in all its authenticity and enthralling audiences worldwide. The ensemble derives its name from the venerable music venue located in the heart of the French Quarter. Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center, for British royalty or the king of Thailand, the band embodies a joyful, timeless spirit. Under the auspices of current director Ben Jaffe, the son of founders Allan and Sandra, Preservation Hall continues with a deep reverence and consciousness of its greatest attributes in the modern day as a venue, band and record label. Many of the band’s charter members performed with the pioneers who invented jazz in the early 20th century, including Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong and Bunk Johnson. Today, Jaffe is incorporating new blood into the touring band, bringing in some younger players with fresh musical ideas and to form collaborations with groups and musicians from outside the New Orleans tradition, such as My Morning Jacket, Tom Waits, Merle Haggard, Pete Seeger and the Del McCoury Bluegrass Band. Their latest studio album, “So It Is,” heavily influenced by the group’s 2015 trip to Cuba, will be released this April.

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CHICAGO PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS AN EVENING OF GEORGE GERSHWIN AND IRVING BERLIN FAVORITES IN “FASCINATING GERSHWIN”

The Chicago Philharmonic under the baton of Artistic Director Scott Speck, returns after a triumphant Music by the Lake debut last summer to perform a program of George Gershwin and Irving Berlin classic melodies at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 12. The performance features pianist Joseph Joubert and Broadway vocalists, and will include Gershwin and Berlin favorites such as “The Man I Love,” “American in Paris,” “Rhapsody in Blue,” “Summertime,” “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” “Swanee” and more. “One of the country’s finest symphonic orchestras,” (Chicago Tribune), the Chicago Philharmonic is a collective of more than 200 musicians of the highest-level performing in the Chicago area today. Joseph Joubert has performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall, with numerous American symphonies, and abroad at The International Festival of Two Worlds. On Broadway, he conducted “Motown the Musical” and was the assistant conductor for
“Billy Elliot” and “The Color Purple.” The son of immigrants who left school at 15 to play piano professionally, George Gershwin made an indelible mark on American music during the 20th century. From his early success as a popular songwriter (with older brother Ira) to his enduring orchestral masterpieces Gershwin continually challenged himself and his art to produce some of the most memorable and beloved works. Irving Berlin’s music served as a social barometer for much of the 20th century: It marched to war with soldiers, offered hope and inspiration to a nation in bleak times, and rejoiced in the good things embodied in the American way of life. It also provided anthems for American culture in such standards as “White Christmas,” “God Bless America” and “There’s No Business like Show Business.”

AWARD-WINNING AND MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING TRIO THE TENORS BRING THEIR DIVERSE VOCAL STYLES TO THE PAVILION STAGE

With their blend of classical music and contemporary pop, The Tenors have thrilled audiences around the world, performing shows on five continents since first taking the stage in Canada in 2008. The trio brings their undeniable charm and outstanding harmonies to Music by the Lake at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 22. The multi-platinum selling trio has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music — including Paul McCartney, Elton John and Andrea Bocelli — in venues from Bangkok to London, and New York to Israel. Hailed as musical ambassadors and one of Canada’s national treasure, they have performed for many world leaders, including the last four U.S. presidents and Queen Elizabeth.

FAMILY EVENT FEATURES A MUSICAL PRODUCTION BASED ON THE BELOVED CHILDREN’S BOOKS IN “THE BERENSTAIN BEARS LIVE!”

Geneva Lake turns into Bear Country at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 30, when everyone’s favorite furry family visits the Ferro Pavilion. The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in “Family Matters, the Musical” takes audiences on an adventure, expressed through song and dance, to learn important life lessons. Entertainment for mamas, papas and young cubs of all ages, this live musical production uses the iconic stories and imagery of the books beloved by so many since they were published in 1962.

SUNDAYS AT 4 CULTURAL EVENT SERIES EXPANDS TO SUMMER MONTHS

The popular, enriching and educational event series Sundays at 4 will now be offered throughout the calendar year, kicking off this summer with events in from June to August. For the past two years this series has connected the community through a journey of special presentations, concerts and lectures, featuring today’s leaders in arts and ideas sharing their thoughts and talents. The Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra kicks off the Sundays at 4 series returning to the Ferro Pavilion at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, in a celebration of American music. The program features works written by popular 20th-century American composers, such as Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, John Williams and Duke Ellington, as well as patriotic tunes. Now in its 17th season, the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Music Director David Anderson, boasts talented musicians from southeast Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Speaker Richard Louv shares research confirming the importance of nature in our lives at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 23. Louv is a journalist and author of nine books, including most recently “Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life: 500 Ways to Enrich Your Family’s Health & Happiness” and New York Times best-seller “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder.” He is cofounder and chairman emeritus of the Children & Nature Network and serves as honorary cochair of Canada’s Child in Nature Alliance. As a journalist and commentator, he has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Times of London, San Diego Union-Tribune and Parents magazine, and has also appeared on “Today,” “CBS Evening News” and NPR’s “Fresh Air.” This event is free, but tickets are required. Ray LaHood, former U.S. transportation secretary and congressman from Illinois, discusses his recently published memoirs, “Seeking Bipartisanship: My Life in Politics” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13. With a 36-year career in public service, he has extensive experience on major national policy issues, including transportation and infrastructure. LaHood served as the nation’s secretary of transportation under President Obama from 2009 to 2013 and quickly became known as a bipartisan leader and skilled conciliator in a highly partisan environment. His tenure was marked by landmark efforts to improve safety in every mode of transportation, from aviation and rail to pipelines and automobiles. From 1995 to 2009 he served in the U.S. House of Representatives on behalf of the 18th District of Illinois. This event is free, but tickets are required.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

All events are located in the Ferro Pavilion on the campus of George Williams College of Aurora University (GWC) in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. Performances take place rain or shine. Free parking and shuttle service for all events is located close to campus at Williams Bay High School at 500 W. Geneva St., in Williams Bay. GWC is just seven miles from downtown Lake Geneva.

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The Music by the Lake festival appeals to music lovers of all ages, weaving together engaging events and breathtaking natural beauty, offering an unparalleled outdoor summer experience. The open-air setting of the Ferro Pavilion, which expands to pristine lawn picnic areas, takes patrons on a journey of sight and sound on Wisconsin’s Geneva Lake. Summer concerts offered on the campus of George Williams College of Aurora University (GWC) feature big band, family programming, classical, musical theatre and contemporary entertainment. Music by the Lake is part of GWC’s ongoing commitment to year-round cultural presentations, connecting campus and community. Visit musicbythelake.com for more information. George Williams College was founded in 1884 by YMCA leaders who sought to educate students for lives of service, with a focus on body, mind and spirit. Today, GWC operates as a campus of Aurora University, offering undergraduate and graduate programs. GWC’s degree programs are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission through Aurora University. Visit
gwc.aurora.edu for more information.

Keefe Real Estate proudly sponsors and supports Music by the Lake. See you this summer for the show!

Water Safety Patrol Cautions – Be Safe on Geneva Lake

Water Safety Patrol Williams Bay WIWe just received a message from the Lake Geneva Water Safety Patrol and wanted to share it with you.

“Things are starting to pick up on the lake. Our crew members are working hard to keep things safe, and we have already recorded 3 pull-out rescues at the beaches. In addition, our boat crews rescued 6 people from the recent triathlon event at Big Foot Beach last weekend. Training has been intense, and our crew members are ready for the upcoming busy July 4th week.
 
The photo attached is from one of our recent Boat Safety Classes in which two Wisconsin DNR wardens attended to surprise Brigid Cashman with an award for 30 years of teaching Boat Safety Classes. Brigid has certified over 3000 students during that time, and has helped to make Geneva Lake a safer environment for boating. Congratulations to Brigid.”

water safety patrol lake genevaThe Water Safety Patrol has a tremendous task of keeping Geneva Lake safe for boaters, swimmers, skiers and all of us that use the lake for fun in the summer months.  They train and staff all the lifeguards on the public beaches around the lake.  You’ll see the WSP boats patrolling waters from Williams Bay to Fontana, Lake Geneva and everything in between.   For a full list of boat safety classes, swim lessons and water conditions visit their website: http://www.watersafetypatrol.org/

Pick up the Summer Issue of our Lake & Country Magazine for a full, feature story about the Water Safety Patrol.  They are a dedicated group of men & women committed to keeping our lake safe.  For that, we are extremely grateful!

As we head into another incredible holiday, we want to wish you and your family a safe and happy 4th of July!  Southeastern Wisconsin is sure to be busy with families having fun, vacationing and celebrating the freedoms we have.  Be smart on the water and make sure your kids and grandchildren are safe!

Music by the Lake 2013 – Geneva Lakefront Summer Entertainment

A rare treat tucked away on the Aurora University Campus, the Ferro Pavilion plays host to another great line up of live entertainment this summer for Music by the Lake!

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As an Honorary Presenting Sponsor, at Keefe Real Estate we value the arts in our local communities.  Helping to support the arts is something we feel very strongly about.  From an education perspective to the quality entertainment, it’s an honor to be able to help bring quality performing arts to Southeastern Wisconsin.   Yes, we love our small town feel of all our local communities.  But what we have in Music by the Lake is a world-class outdoor theater with the most breathtaking views.

A Premier Musical Experience in a Beautiful Lakeside Setting

This years schedule of programs is sure to be a treat!  Opening night of the season is June 29th.  Tickets are currently available by visiting www.MusicByTheLake.com or call toll free: 866-843-5200.

Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band with special guest Ann Hampton Callaway
Saturday, June 29, 7:30 p.m. 
One of the most exciting large jazz ensembles partnering
with a leading champion of the great American Songbook.
 
Lee Greenwood: American Patriot
Saturday, July 6, 7:30 p.m. 
The country music star who makes everyone feel proud to be an
American in a special program of country songs and original compositions.
 
Gala of Stars: The Reunion
Saturday, July 13, 7:30 p.m. 
A review of “top hit” selections from past Music by the Lake productions with
original stars and full orchestra coupled with great tunes for future presentations.
 
Teatro! Theatreland’s First Supergroup
Saturday, July 27, 7:30 p.m.
From “Evita” and “Phantom of the Opera” to “Les Misérables,” this dynamic
men’s quartet brings musical theatre roaring back in a show-stopping extravaganza.
 
The Canadian Brass
Sunday, August 4, 4:00 p.m.
“The fabulous five,” imitated by many, now in their 31st season of presenting classical,
jazz and pop selections with consummate musicianship, theatrical effects and
huge audience appeal.
 
Laurie Berkner Solo: “The You and Me Tour”
Sunday, July 21, 4:00 p.m.
Bring a stuffed animal (for your head) and dancing shoes to this special concert
featuring the best-selling, award-winning children’s recording artist.
 
An Evening with the Doobie Brothers
Saturday, August 10, 7:30 p.m.
The legendary rock band synonymous with a breezy California pop sound that gained
popularity in the 1970s and remains a favorite of music fans today.
 

Each year, Music by the Lake provides a financial and cultural impact on the surrounding communities by offering some of the finest musical performances in the area. Since ticket revenue covers only 35 percent of Music by the Lake’s overall costs, the remaining comes from private support. Music by the Lake supporters are individuals and companies that are committed to enhancing this region’s quality of life through the arts.  If you’d like to support the future of arts in our area, there are many ways to show your support.  Visit www.MusicByTheLake.com or call (866) 843-5200.

Through the Keefe Foundation, we support a large number of charities and non-profit organizations in Southeastern Wisconsin.  The Keefe family established a Keefe Foundation in 2006 to manage their ongoing contributions to local & national non-profit organizations.  The Foundation is a great way to give back to the communities which have supported our business since 1943.

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Gorgeous Lakeside Setting – Ferro Pavilion

Seeking Boating Themed Photos for Summer Magazine

E-mail your boating photos to: crathbone@keeferealestate.com
E-mail your boating photos to: crathbone@keeferealestate.com

It’s that time of year again!  We finally see the green grass and spring flowers are starting to pop up around the Lake Geneva area.

When putting together our Lake & Country real estate magazine, we always have to plan one season in advance to allow printing time.  So right now, we’re working on the layout for the Summer issue of Lake & Country.  Summer is always a fun time around SE Wisconsin.  From farmer’s markets to fireworks and beaches to boating, there’s never a shortage of things to do.

The theme for our Summer issue is Boating!  With so many fun lakes in our area, we know that many of you take full advantage of the sunshine and great weekends all summer long.  We’re looking for an exceptional boating picture to grace the cover of our Summer Lake & Country Magazine.

The top finalists will be posted on our Facebook Page and you will have a chance to vote on your favorite to pick our summer cover.

Requirements:  Cover photo contest is open to both professional and amateur photographers.  Photo should be full-color, high-quality picture featuring boats or fitting the boating theme. 8.37″ wide by 9.21″ tall, 300 dpi resolution minimum. Finalists will be chosen based on composition, printability and feel.

Deadline: Submissions will be accepted through May 15th. Voting will take place the following week.  Submit your photos to: crathbone@keeferealestate.com More than one entry per person is allowed.

In addition to being on the front cover, the winning photographer will get recognition in our magazine, publicity on our social media channels and visibility to our clients and customers.

boating3If your business is looking to expand your visibility in Southeastern Wisconsin, limited advertising opportunities are still available.  Lake & Country offers full-color, glossy print advertisement.  Additionally, the magazine is direct mailed to over 25,000 households throughout SE Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.  As the premier lifestyle and real estate magazine, Lake & Country is where people turn to find local service providers to help with everything from contracting & landscaping to pier services, interior decorating, photography and more.  We showcase our elite advertisers online with features on our Facebook Page and Twitter feed.

To find out more about the exclusive advertising opportunities and online exposure available, contact Keefe Lake & Country at (262)348-3215 or email: lakeandcountry@keeferealestate.com

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Featured Business: Cornerstone Shop in Downtown Lake Geneva WI

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Pantone, the global authority on color and provider of professional standards for the design industries, recently announced Emerald Green the 2013 Color of the Year.

“Green is the most abundant hue in nature – the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.”

Emerald in the Home

Whether you want to rejuvenate your home with an emerald colored wall or add subtle accents, green works well with both neutral palettes (whites, beiges, grays) and brighter colors, such orange. (Update last year’s Tangerine Tango color scheme with a pop of green!)

Look outdoors for inspiration. Pair green with blue and aqua tones for a nautical or cottage look, or with gold or browns for a nature-inspired palette. If emerald isn’t the shade for you, try mixing other greens or similar colors such as turquoise and teal into your existing color scheme.

It’s easy to refresh your home décor with a splash of color. New table linens, pillows, dinner and serving ware, glassware, and accent pieces such as decorative bowls, vases, and live or silk topiaries and plants are all simple and affordable ways to update your look for the season.

Emerald in Fashion

Emerald has been spotted on the runways and is considered a classic, balanced color that works with most skin tones. As in home décor, you can introduce a subtle pop of color to your wardrobe through jewelry or accessories, such as Cinda b’s bags and travel accessories in Verde Bonita, a bright green with navy and turquoise geometric accents.

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Check out our spring arrivals for inspiration to update your look. Our team of designers provides complimentary in-store consultations and will assist you in incorporating these new trends into your home. Full design services are also available – from painting and window treatments to selecting furniture, lighting, rugs and accessories. Call us at (262) 248-6988 to learn more.

 

Small Updates to Give Your Home a New Look

Update your decorSmall changes can make a big impact when it comes to home décor.

From a fresh coat of paint to new accent pieces, simple upgrades can provide immediate gratification. A bold color on an accent wall or in your kitchen, where there is limited wall space, won’t overwhelm the room but will make a huge difference in your home’s appearance.

Choose items that reflect your style and the way you live. A unique lamp, new rug, throw pillows, pictures or other accents freshen up a space without you having to spend a lot of time or money.

Colorful linens, floral accents and candles can bring warmth to your table setting and “wow” your guests. “I think setting a beautiful table can be such an expression of who you are and so satisfying because it’s a little mini creative project,” says Dara Caponigro, editor in chief of Veranda magazine.

Even a single show-stopping piece of beautiful tableware or serving pieces, such as Mariposa, Julia Knight or Nambe, will elevate your tablescape to the next level.

And don’t forget about outdoor spaces. Adding a weather-resistant rug to your patio helps the space feel more like an outdoor room. Container gardens, candles and other accents further enhance the space.

Guest post by the Cornerstone Shop & Gallery
Our team of designers provides complimentary in-store consultations and will assist you in developing the perfect look for your home. In-home design services are also available – from window treatments to selecting furniture, lighting, rugs and accessories. Call us at (262) 248-6988 to schedule your appointment.

Holiday Celebrations at Lake Geneva, Wi Shops

Holiday Celebration in Lake Geneva, WICornerstone Shop & Gallery Holiday Celebration
Saturday, November 12th & Sunday, November 13th – 12-4 pm

In conjunction with downtown Lake Geneva’s Holiday Open House weekend, the Cornerstone Shop & Gallery is holding its Holiday Celebration Nov. 12-13 from 12-4 pm both days.

Enjoy holiday refreshments, music and cheer throughout the weekend. Featuring the latest on-trend holiday decor and gifts, the store is offering special gift with purchase promotions, personalized gifts and product samples.

Children’s silhouette artist Terry Bramble will be creating portraits on Saturday (visit the store’s website for details), and children’s ornament painting is scheduled for 12-3 on Sunday.

Drawings will be held throughout the weekend for great gifts, including passes to Grand Geneva Resort & Spa’s Hooray for the Holidays musical.

The first 100 customers with purchases of $100 or more will receive a complimentary gift.

Visit www.cornerstoneshoppe.com for more information and a schedule of events.

Guest post by Cornerstone Shop & Gallery, Lake Geneva, WI.

Thinking about Christmas Yet? Paper Dolls Home Furnishing of Lake Geneva, WI is Hosting a Christmas Open House!

Paper Dolls Lake Geneva, WIPaper Dolls Home Furnishings of Lake Geneva, WI will be hosting a Christmas Open House for the Lake Geneva;, WI area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, November 17, from 5 to 7 PM.   Come and experience the feeling that you’ve stepped into a “Christmas Wonderland,” with uniquely-decorated and themed trees, lovely dining table decor, Christmas linens, garlands, wreaths, and ornaments.  This year we also have several large, stunningly beautiful, hand-made Santa’s; one riding a giant brown bear, one on an original European antique sleigh, and another, (dressed in pale green,) surrounded by woodland creatures.   From the East Room done in varying shades of aqua, creams, and browns, to more “traditional” shades throughout the store, you’re sure to find great ideas to decorate your own home for the upcoming holidays. 
 Please join us for refreshments and a touch of old-fashioned Christmas!  Our location is in “Geneva Square,” (138 E. Geneva Square,) Lake Geneva, WI.

Guest post by Janet Gustafson, Paper Dolls Home Furnishings, Lake Geneva, WI

Lake Geneva, WI Cornerstone Shop & Gallery Artist Inspires Students

lake geneva, wi cornerstone collageThe Lake Geneva, WI Cornerstone Shop & Gallery hosted a panel discussion and book signings on October 15th featuring successful and motivational authors Carolyn Gable, John Powers, Ben Merens and Mary Anne Radmacher.
Ms. Radmacher is an artist and writer who pairs her inspirational writing with original, handcrafted art to accent the power of her words. Her beautiful books, posters, journals and other artwork are inspiring and motivational, and her work has been featured on CNN, HGTV, Oprah and the New Yorker, among others. She is included in the most recent edition of the Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations. She has a long-standing relationship with the Cornerstone Shop and traveled from Seattle for this event.
While in town, Ms. Radmacher volunteered her time help elementary and middle school students at Woods School identify their personal strengths and unique artistic style through writing and journaling. Pictured are (from left) Ed Brzinski, Woods School Principal; Karin Bennett, Cornerstone Shop & Gallery owner; and Mary Anne Radmacher.
More than 75 guests attended the panel discussion Saturday evening and donated over $200 and 100 items to the WC Food Pantry. In addition, the store donated $300 to Carolyn Gable’s “Expect a Miracle” Foundation, which assists single women and men who are working and trying to do well for their children, but are unable to provide the extracurricular activities that help a child build strong character to succeed in today’s society.
Through the month of October, the Cornerstone Shop & Gallery is accepting donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries or checks made out to the Lake Geneva Food Pantry.
The Cornerstone Shop & Gallery is located at 214 Broad St., at the corner of Broad and Main Streets in downtown Lake Geneva, WI. (262) 248-6988.